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About us

Welcome to Solomon Group

We’re a Maori Private Training Establishment (PTE) based in Auckland with premises at Manurewa, Panmure, Henderson and Pukekohe.

Our founders have over 43 years’ experience in primary, intermediate and secondary schools and tertiary education. We work to empower individuals to recognise and develop their potential in a mutually respectful and supportive environment. This inclusive approach is in part why we consistently achieve high occupancy and excellent outcomes.

An NZQA-accredited organisation, we are the largest Youth Services provider in New Zealand. We employ around 100 highly-qualified and experienced staff, and around 580 students come through our doors every year. We offer employment services to about 330 people a year. Since 2009 we’ve supported more than 2,000 people into employment and more than 6,000 into higher training. Our School Support Services deliver to 147 schools in the Franklin, South Auckland and East Auckland areas.

With funding from the Government, all our education, employment and support services are free.

Our support services

YOUTH SERVICES
Are you ready to leave school, or have you been out for a few years? We can help you find a job or get into a training programme. That way, you can face the future with confidence It’s about helping you stay off the dole, and get into work or more study. Find out more

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
If you’re ready to get a job, but you still face some roadblocks, Solomon Group can help you with: Training for work, Trades training & Employment, Employment Placement Service, Preparation for Employment and Pacific Employment Support Services. Find out more

EDUCATION SERVICES
We’re experts in all kinds of learning, particularly for people who need to upskill, want to get off the dole, or have a dream career in mind. We’re NCEA-accredited, and we offer you training, support and help getting a job. If you’d like to get a job, but you don’t know where to start. Find out more

TRADES TRAINING
Have you thought about learning a trade? The Southern Initiative Infrastructure Consortium (SIIC) was formed to support Māori and Pasifika people aged 17-40 into trade apprenticeships. The aim is to get those people into well-paid, full-time trades jobs. Find out more

LITERACY COURSES
We offer pre-literate and literacy classes, daytime and evenings, for people who are working or studying and who want to improve their literacy and language skills. Small class sizes and access to a tutor for one-to-one support. Find out more

COMPUTING
This computer course is run at Solomon Group Campuses in Pukekohe, Manurewa, Panmure and Henderson. You can sign up for a full-time or a part-time course. You’ll work on a full range of computer operations and programmes. Find out more

Where to find us

Our partners

Nola Walters
General Manager - Recruitment Vision Ltd
"I have been working with The Solomon Group Employment Services Team since October 2016. They have a thorough understanding of the types of candidates, skills & attributes that I am looking for in potential employees, and they deliver on this every time! The services the Solomon Group provide to my business makes my job easier and stress-free, as I know that each candidate will come well prepared and ready for work! I highly recommend using the Solomon Group to any business looking for competent, highly motivated and skilled workers."